Xamarin is a software company which is owned by Microsoft. It’s app codebase has rapidly become popular over the past years with it’s C# programming language. It’s got it’s own testing software to mimick user behavior. A large number of companies, some of which well-known, have made their apps with the use of Xamarin. Some of these apps are even made for banking or medical purposes.
Phonegap (now also known as Apache Cordova) is a hybrid app development framework which is available as an open source software. An advantage of Phonegap is that you can upload your codes to the Adobe Phonegap Build cloud and Phonegap will actually compile the codes for you. Thanks to this cloud, cooperation in making an app like this is easier, which speeds up development and makes it easier to create larger apps.
Ionic is an open source app framework which designs a standard development kit (SDK) for the development. A tool that makes development easier and faster is the Ionic Creator, which provides drag and drop functionality. Recent versions of Ionic make use of AngularJS, which makes it faster than most of the other hybrid app development frameworks. Other advantages are the extensive documentation and the large amount of standard functions.
Appcelerator Titanium is an open source mobile app development framework which is widely used. Estimates are that 10% of all smartphones worldwide run apps that are built with the use of Titanium. When using it in combination with alloy, you can follow the Model-View-Controller principle, where the user interface and the business logic are separated. For even better performance and functionality, we can also arrange for an enterprise version of this framework.